Below you will find some of our most frequently asked questions and answers.  Please feel free to contact us if you still have any unanswered questions regarding our services or treatment options.

A surprising percentage of our patients are adults. In fact, 25 percent of all orthodontic patients are adults. Health, happiness and self esteem are vitally important to adults. No patient is “too old” to wear braces!

Yes. A tooth with a crown will move just like a tooth with a simple filling. When teeth are missing, orthodontic treatment will aid in the alignment of the remaining teeth.
It’s never too late! Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Orthodontic treatment can restore good function, and teeth that work better usually look better, too. A healthy, beautiful smile can improve self-esteem, no matter your age.
No, it is not. Many of our patients are referred by their family dentist, yet many other patients take the initiative to schedule an examination themselves.

We offer interest-free financing to fit your budget. Many dental insurance plans now include orthodontic benefits.

Yes! Clean, healthy teeth move more quickly. Patients with braces must be careful to avoid hard, sticky, and crunchy foods, or chewing on hard objects, such as pens, pencils, ice and fingernails. Keeping your teeth and braces clean requires a little more time.

Yes, but make sure you wear a protective mouth guard.

With practice and a period of adjustment, braces typically do not interfere with the playing of wind or brass instruments.
Teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, are permanently changed by orthodontic treatment. It is important that the treatment be appropriate and properly completed. Orthodontic specialists have extensive and specialized training that enables them to provide their patients with professional, personalized treatments.


*For patients under 21 years old